I sat in a bookstore today, perched on the second floor overlooking the entry way. What a vast variety of people entered through the revolving door–
a young lady clutching a cell phone
an elderly man with gray hair walking with purpose
a child with mother in tow
a neatly-attired teenage boy with wire-rimmed glasses
a woman shouldering a large, glittery bag
a middle-aged man in suit and tie
an entire family–father, mother, and two bickering children wanting to head different ways.
So many people and all with a need for words, for stories, for facts.
A quote above the door from Desiderius Erasmus (a 15th century writer) said,
“When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.”
What a wise man who feeds his soul first before his stomach!
Bookstores: grocery stores for soul food.